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SecureStack SNMP v3 "engine ID is not valid" error

  • 1.  SecureStack SNMP v3 "engine ID is not valid" error

    Posted 12-27-2013 18:13
    Article ID: 11551

    Products
    SecureStack C3, C2, B3, B2, A2

    Changes
    Implementing SNMPv3 management of a stackable switch.
    Configuring stackable switches with the (e.g. NetSight) SNMP server remote engineID.
    Issued the '
    code:
    set snmp user...
    ' command (e.g. 5390) to specify the remote engineID.

    Symptoms
    CLI error message "
    code:
    Error, engine ID is not valid:
    <[code]engineID[/code]>" is generated.

    For example:
    code:
    B3(su)-
    >[code]set snmp user Myv3admin remote 811117e5807f4f1111d7f74f49 authentication md5 MyAuthPass privacy MyPrivPass[/code]
    code:
    Error, engine ID is not valid: 811117e5807f4f1111d7f74f49

    code:
    B3(su)-
    >

    Cause
    With some products this is optional, but the SecureStacks expect the remote engineID to be entered with a colon ("
    code:
    :
    ") between each of its octets.

    Solution
    Functions as Designed (FAD).

    Type the command to include delimiting colons embedded within the remote engineID.

    For example:
    code:
    B3(su)-
    >[code]set snmp user Myv3admin remote 81:11:17:e5:80:7f:4f:11:11:d7:f7:4f:49 authentication md5 MyAuthPass privacy MyPrivPass[/code]
    code:
    B3(su)-
    >